I can still remember when Disney’s Pocahontas was released in 1995. I was just finishing university and I was happy to find any way to distract myself from the end of that chapter of my life. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a big kid at heart so I actually dragged some friends out for the evening and we watch Pocahontas. It was a magical love story – with cute sidekicks and romance at every turn, I adored it!
Now Pocahontas and Pocahontas II have been re-released as part of Disney’s Diamond Collection (along with The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under and The Aristocats) and I was looking forward to sharing these movies with the girls (and seeing Pocahontas II for the first time myself!).
The girls really enjoyed Pocahontas — they liked the music and were still singing some of the songs the next day (though Little One’s interpretation of some of they lyrics was hilarious). Watching it again made me smile — I appreciated the fact that I loved it as much as I did all those years ago!
We are saving Pocahontas II to watch with Grownup Girl when she comes back for Thanksgiving. Grownup Girl has seen the original movie as well and, like the rest of the us, is a huge Disney fan, so I think it will be fun for us all!